Bend It at Brit’s

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No, this bending isn’t like Beckham. Lululemon of Mall of America is hosting its first in a four part series of summer yoga on the lawn at Brit’s Pub. Yoga lovers of all skill levels are welcome to join this complimentary vinyasa class Rooftop Garden 7:30 – 8:30 p.m., led by Coco Brown, and with music from DJ Deziel. Stick around after you stretch for drink specials at Brit’s, or head next door to Vincent A Restaurant for food and drink specials. Namaste. For more information, visit the Brit’s website.

Stephanie Lake Trunk Show

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If you haven’t had the opportunity to ogle local designer Stephanie Lake’s bold, beautiful jewelry, now is the time. Denny Kemp Salon/Spa is hosting a trunk show for the entire Lake jewelry collection tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy Prosecco and small bites and treat yourself to a work of art from this fabulous designer. Lake is one of only five scholars in the world to earn a Ph.D. in decorative arts, design history, and material culture, and after stints in L.A. and New York, has made a permanent home here in her hometown of Minneapolis. You can find her work featured in such pubs as Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Lucky, Vogue, WWD, and of course, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, among others. For more information, check out the Facebook event page. —SB

Secret Cities at the 7th St. Entry

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Word is starting to spread about Secret Cities, the talented trio of musicians from Fargo, ND. The band have been developing their own musical character of melancholy, inspiration, and the echo of lo-fi production since MJ Parker and Charlie Gokey traded 4-track tapes during their teenage years. And now following successful shows at SxSW in Austin and NxNE in Toronto, the group makes a stop at the 7th Street Entry, with local indie pop rockers Gospel Gossip opening. Tickets are $8 and the doors open at 8 p.m. For more info, visit First Avenue’s website.

The Big Uneasy

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It might seem odd to find humorist Harry Shearer behind the very serious documentary The Big Uneasy, showing tonight at the Trylon Microcinema, but Shearer has been a NOLA resident, a continued critic of the response to the disaster, and a major advocate for the city’s rebuilding. The documentary, narrated by fellow New Orleans’ resident Brad Pitt, follows the leaders of two scientific investigation teams and a whistle blower as they make the case that the catastrophe that followed the hurricane could’ve been prevented, and describe why it could happen to other American cities. The film plays at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., more information and tickets available at The Trylon’s website.

Summer Solstice Gold Party

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Today is the summer solstice, which means we start having less precious sunlight per day. And we just got to summer! To help jumpstart your new resolution to enjoy the rest of the warm weather, Red Bull is hosting a Solstice party at Epic night club in downtown Minneapolis with booty-movin’ DJs King Richard, Dr. Strangelove, and Jonathan Ackerman. Music starts at 10pm. The event is $5, but free for people wearing yellow, gold or tribal theme attire. For more information, visit Epic’s website.